some advice please

4 replies to this topic
  • steve_cirillo

Posted June 12, 2006 - 01:20 PM


Hey guys
Just picked up a 2000 YZ426F last weekend and boy am i impressed. this thing is amazing. i know it's not a 450 but the deal i got on it makes it all worth it anyways this is my first preformance four stroke... i had a 95 dr350 ( that's the 5 million pund suzuki) and it pretty much sucked. so what i was wondering was what are the typical mods that people do to the bike.. i already know that i have to do suspension seeing as im 6 3" 275 LBS but other than that what do people do. any tricks that you guys are willing to spill? And what's this about a "free" mod. I like free and somebody needs to walk me through that. thanks for all of your help

  • ktmr

Posted June 12, 2006 - 06:44 PM


Congrats on your purchase. The 426F's are great and almost bulletproof. The best place to get help on fine tuning and making it even better is on Motoman's site . Then go to Tech Articles and check them out. Alot of good, helpful info that has helped many of us for years.

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  • cowboyona426

Posted June 12, 2006 - 07:59 PM


What kind of riding do you do? Here are my baseline suggestions:
01 clutch update
01 carb needle (OBEKR I think)
03 cam mod
Thunder Alley pipe
Lower footpegs (free, search this site and you should find the directions)
Pro Tapers
02 top triple (moves the bars forward and up)
Works Connetion frame guards

And if you ride woods
Lower gearing and/or flywheel weight
Works Connection rad braces
Aluminum handguards

Other than that, enjoy the bike, the 00 is a great year and I think you'll have a blast with it.

  • yz_for_me

Posted June 13, 2006 - 09:26 AM


Cowboy pretty much nailed it.
Congrats on the new ride. You'll love it.

  • steve_cirillo

Posted June 13, 2006 - 01:15 PM


thanks guys you have all been a great help... if you think of anything else just post it for me

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